Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

hand written very old used alot says cant fail .this is a typical baking soda cake not as moist or sweet but a good basic cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. cream shortening and sugar.
  2. add eggs.
  3. one at time.
  4. dissolve cocoa in hot water.
  5. add to creamed mixture.
  6. mix soda into flour.
  7. add to creamed mixture.
  8. alternatively with milk.( i used soured milk ).
  9. pour into greased floured cake pan.(i used 9x13).
  10. bake in 375 degree oven 30 minutes.